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Entries for November 2016

The Youth Group will be coming together on Saturday, December 10th for the 5 PM Mass.  After Mass we will be taking a bus to the Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor for their Winterfest and Tunnel of Lights.  The bus will depart from St. Matt's at 6:15 PM and will return approximately 9:00 PM.  The cost is $20 pe...

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Pastor's Page - November
Dear Parish family, It’s no coincidence that at the end of our Church year we celebrate two feast days that center on the topics of mortality and eternity.  All Souls and All Saints Days are clear reminders that our earthly journey is a temporary one and our true home awaits us.   The contemplation of life, death and...

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2016 Fall Retreat Endless Mercy & Advent With Mother Olga Saturday, December 3rd 9:00am—3:30pm CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY! We are so excited for this year’s retreat speaker — Mother Olga Yaqob, foundress and mother servant of The Daughters of Mary of Nazareth.  Mother Olga was born in Iraq and has lived ...

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St. Matthew Church, Tolland,  Friday, Nov. 18th   6-9 PM   Saturday, Nov. 19th   9 AM-2:30 PM Get in the holiday mood with our great selection of hand-crafted items; home-made pies, baked goods, and candies; knit and crochet apparel; hand-made clothing for popular 18” girl dolls; Attic Treasures...

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St. Matthew/St. Bernard Trip to Haiti January 17th - January 23rd Come travel to the sun and the warmth this January! Come join the St. Matthew/St. Bernard trip to Haiti this January 17th to the 23rd and experience for yourself the wonderful people of St. Pierre, Ganthier. See the school we have helped to build and meet the child...

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Saturday, Dec. 10th with 2 sittings 8am or 10am, no reservations need. A morning of fun for children of ALL ages! Eat a delicious breakfast, visit with Santa, win prizes and MORE!  Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and St. Bernard.  Benefit St. Bernard Preschool, Adults $6, Children $5 (2 and up).   Gluten free waffle...

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The Vatican recently issued more definitive guidance on cremation for Catholics.  For the complete document, click here. Summary: Because of Christ, Christian death has a positive meaning.  The Christian vision of death receives privileged expression in the liturgy of the Church: “Indeed for your faithful, Lord, l...

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Our first Faith and Fun Night for 7th and 8th graders is happening on Saturday, November 12th, beginning with the 5 PM Mass. Some of our students will be proclaiming the Word and the Prayers of the Faithful, and helping in other ways during the Mass.  Our Youth Choir will be singing, if anyone would like to join the group ...

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